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Shimano Ultegra Fishing Reel - CI4+ 5500 XTB

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Shimano Ultegra Fishing Reel - CI4+ 5500 XTB

Shimano Ultegra C14+ fishing reels are perfectly suited for angling in surf environments or off the rocks. Shimano Ultegra performs excellently well as a surf casting spin reel and what is a stand out is Shimano’s use of its special C14+ material. Shimano has improved upon its original fusion of carbon and polyamide to create a lighter and more rigid version.

The advantage of using C14+ is that your arm won’t tire out as quickly due to the weight reduction in the fishing reel and you will be able to cast over prolonged periods of time. Additionally, the rigid nature of C14+ will provide enough strength to overpower even sharks and rays.

To help you target a wider variety of species, Shimano has included an additional spool with Ultegra C14+ reels. This will enable you to respond accordingly to the immediate challenges you will face. Alter your line class based on the species, conditions and surf environments you find yourself in. Don’t limit your angling by committing to a less versatile surf casting reel.

When casting from the surf, you need to be able to propel your lures or baits over long distances Shimano’s Ultegra C14+ reels are capable of reaching some very impressive distances, and this is due to awesome features like 2-Speed Oscillation, Aerowrap II and Floating Shaft II. These fishing reels specialise in maximizing the efficiency of line lay as well as to minimize friction around the shaft of the reel.

Features and Specifications

  • Model ULTCI45500XTB
  • Line Capacity Mono: 5kg /410m Power Pro: 10lb /425yds
  • 5.3:1 gear ratio
  • Retrieve Per Crank 105cm
  • 15kg drag power
  • 5 +1 bearings
  • Weight: 455g
  • 10-year reel warranty
  • 2-Speed Oscillation
  • Aerowrap II
  • AR-C Spool
  • Baitrunner Spool
  • CF Gear
  • CI4+
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Floating Shaft II
  • S AR-B
  • 2 Spare spools
  • Super Stopper II
  • X-Ship

Fishing Rod Recommendations

The Ultegra CI4 5500 is a large capacity high speed spin reel designed for surf or rock casting where distance and line capacity are a must this reel matches up to fishing rods ranging from 3.0 to 4.0m in length. Use the term surf or rock rod in our search function at the top of the page to find a matching rod for this reel.



  • Shimano has utilised C14+ and cold forged (CF) materials to create a lightweight reel with remarkable rigidity. This combination is perfect for tackling difficult species within surf conditions.
  • A Baitrunner Spool has been included so that you can alter the drag setting without affecting the knob of the big free spool.
  • An extra spool allows you to use different line classes depending on the species you wish to catch and the conditions you face.
  • X-Ship gear technology will enable you to retrieve an astounding 105cm of line with every crank of the handle.
  • Shielded anti-rust bearings (S A-RBs) have been added to the reels to help protect them against corrosion from saltwater.
  • The line lay of these reels is highly efficient due to the combination of 2-Speed Oscillation, Aerowrap II and Floating Shaft II features.

A Shimano Ultegra C14+ is the ultimate partner you need for surf casting and achieving long distances.

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